Resolor (generic name: Prucalopride) in the treatment of severe chronic constipation in patients dissatisfied with laxatives. Resolor is a drug acting as a selective, high affinity 5-HT4 receptor agonist which targets the impaired motility associated with chronic constipation, thus normalizing bowel. Prucalopride works by stimulating receptors that are found on the walls of intestine. A natural substance called serotonin normally acts on these receptors, causing the muscles in the intestinal wall to contract. This process is known as peristalsis. It moves the contents of the intestines through the colon to the rectum so that the bowel can be emptied.
Resolor Side Effects:
As with all medications, you may experience a variety of different side effects, whilst using Resolor. Different medications will affect people in many different ways, so it would not be correct to assume you will encounter all or any of these side effects. The most common side effects that have been noticed in people who use Resolor include headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, and abdominal pains or cramps. Other known side effects that have been noted are fatigue, dizziness, an increased need to pass urine, and several disturbances internally, in the forms of abnormal bowel sounds, rectal bleeding, indigestion and flatulence. If you experience any of these side effects, seek to find medical help and arrange further appointment with you doctor or physician. Please only take the stated does of the medication, to ensure a minimal chance of receiving any side effects during use. All side effects noted here may not be stated by the actual manufacturer of the medication.
Only take Resolor as directed by your doctor or physician, this will ensure you gain maximum results from the treatment, and will minimise the risks associated with the medication. The dose prescribed, will differ between patients, as it will depend on your age, the severity of the case and also your kidney and liver functions. Generally Resolor tablets are to be taken once daily, and can be taken at any time during the day, with or without food. It is important to note, that if you have not seen any results from the medication and all symptoms still persist, that you arrange another appointment with your Doctor to discuss further treatments.
Resolor has been known to cause diarrhoea, which if it becomes severe, can decrease the actual effectiveness of the female oral contraceptive pill. So for women, who are using the oral contraception pill to prevent pregnancies, if you experience the symptoms of diarrhoea, seek to use another form of contraceptive method. You should not use this medication if you have previously or currently experienced kidney failure and are currently having dialysis, a blockage or an obstruction in the gut, a perforation in the wall or lining of the gut, any inflammatory bowel disease, and sudden expansion of the large intestine, such as seen in Crohn’s disease.
Resolor is also not suitable for use from men or children under the age of 18; also inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned as a part of the medication. If you do experience any form of side effect from using this medication, inform your doctor immediately of the symptoms you are experiencing.
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